My family loves these green smoothies, we actually call them leprechaun smoothies because of the pretty bright green color. These green smoothies are packed with spinach, but taste just like a fresh fruit smoothie. This is a great way to sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters!
My secret for getting a really thick and tasty smoothie is to use frozen fruit instead of ice. Ice waters the flavors down and does not blend as smoothly as frozen fruit. To keep the gorgeous bright green color, leave out dark colored fruits and berries.
Makes 4 servings
3 cups of light colored frozen fruit such as pineapple and/or mango
2 fresh, ripe bananas
2 cups of orange juice
2 cups of freshly washed baby spinach
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Recipe tip: I like to buy a big tropical mix of frozen fruit at the grocery store and only use the pineapple and mango from the mix. Then I save the frozen strawberries that are usually included for a different smoothie recipe.
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I am newly in love with the green smoothie. This is a great version!
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Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home
I really need to try this – My kids are soooo picky though. I’ll give it a shot though! 😉
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I love the idea of using juice in green smoothies. I recently posted a recipe for one with almond milk, this one sounds so nice and refreshing!
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mmm love me a good green smoothie!
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I also freeze the bananas which keeps the smoothie cold (the way I like it). I also modded this recipe with 1 cup kale and 1 cup spinach. Great recipe!
This is so good!!